The BLU Studio 7.0 offers a 7-inch display, and yes, BLU says that this device is a smartphone, not a tablet. While it sounds large, BLU Products says that the Studio 7.0 has a “compact design” and that it can be “comfortably” used one-handed for phone calls or sliding into your pocket. BLU CEO Samuel Ohev-Zion explains that he seeings demand for small tablets dropping and consumers wanting a single device that can offer a big display and be convenient.
Looking past the BLU Studio 7.0’s 7-inch 1024×600 display, the device offers a 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot. It’s powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, and it’s got a 3000mAh battery powering itself. The BLU Studio 7.0 offers GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz and 21Mbps HSPA+ 850/1900MHz or 850/2100MHz.
Amazon is currently selling the BLU Studio 7.0 in blue, white, gold and gray for $149.99 without a commitment. That’s a pretty nice price for such a big phone, and even if you don’t need a new phone, it could make for a nice small tablet too. For a peek at how the BLU Studio 7.0 performs, check out PhoneDog’s unboxing video above.
Would you use a 7-inch smartphone as your daily driver?